‘Go for broke’
The medal is inscribed: “Nisei Soldiers of World War II,” and “Go For Broke.”
Nisei means second generation: Nisei soldiers were Japanese-American soldiers who fought in World War II. The regiments that won the medal were commonly known as the “Go For Broke” regiments, according to the Smithsonian.
The Congressional Gold Medal will be displayed at the Boeing Center in New Orleans from Jan. 12 to Feb. 17 before continuing on to six other cities: Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Chicago and Houston.